Submitted by: Terraprima - Servicos Ambientais, LDA.
Implemented country: Portugal
Title: ExtEnSity: environmental and sustainability management systems in extensive agriculture
The project ExtEnSity created a cost-effective and simple sustainability management system (SMS) for extensive farming in Portugal that comprises environmental, social and economic aspects. The SMS was implemented on a central information system that is available online to farmers. Its economic viability relies on providing farmers with benefits such as reduced costs, ensured regulatory compliance, better selling prices, improved agro-environmental subsidies, and access to other private and public financial support for environmental services. ExtEnSity significantly contributed to Portugal’s compliance with the Kyoto Protocol.